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Maymay's 2021 Spring/Summer DT Kim Dixon God Bless America Paper Challenge

Posted by TAMATHA LUEHRS on

Hey y'all it's Kim here and I love summer. Have I said that before? I love the food and all of the fun activities that Summer brings. Summer is also the time of three of our patriotic holidays here in the US. Memorial Day (the unofficial start to summer), Flag Day in June, and the 4th of July. This is a piece of home décor that can be put up at the end of May and left up through the July 4th holiday!

 

Materials:

11” x 17” Canvas

White Acrylic Paint https://bit.ly/3ixFqan

Paint Brush https://bit.ly/3x037fj

Hexagon Punch https://bit.ly/3pqb6jl

Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue https://bit.ly/34OHXov

Paper Accents Chipboard Wreath Ring

Carta Bella God Bless America 12” x 12” Paper Pack https://bit.ly/3fUvsOw

Surebonder Glue Sticks https://bit.ly/3uSmllp

Glue Gun https://bit.ly/2RpsXtV

EK Success 1” Circle Punch  https://bit.ly/3fUMxYx

Tim Holtz Titanium Shears 9.5” https://bit.ly/3ifdmZ4

Cricut Paper Trimmer

Scoreboard https://bit.ly/3ckWCvs

 

Cut Guide:
Carta Bella God Bless America Cardstock:
Approximately 45 Red Hexagon Punches
Approximately 13 Blue Hexagon Punches
Approximately 10 11 ¾” strips of patterned cardstock in varying widths (mine ranged between ¾” and 1 ½”

 

Instructions:

1. Paint the canvas and the chipboard wreath circle with white acrylic paint.

 

 

2. Once your paint is dry, adhere the blue hexagon shapes to the top left corner of the canvas to represent the blue field of an American Flag. Fit the hexagons together like puzzle pieces, but some in half to make the pattern.

 

 

3. Now place 6 ½ rows of red hexagons along the top of the canvas, also cutting hexagons in half as needed to complete the stipe.

4. Skip 1 row (about ½ width of a hexagon) leaving the white canvas showing and repeat step 3.

5. Continue this pattern down the remainder of the canvas. (Yes, this is not an authentic representation of the American Flag. I’m aware there isn’t enough stripes or the correct proportions. This is merely a decorative piece to loosely represent the American Flag.)

6. Choose one sheet of patterned cardstock that has a front and back side that you like. Cut 11 3/4” strips of varying width for paper rosettes. I chose ¾” to 1 ½” strips for different size rosettes.

7. On each 11 3/4” strip of paper, score every ¼”. Fold and burnish in a fan or zig zag design along each score line.

 

8. Using Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue, adhere the two ends of each of your zig zag folded strip to itself. You should be able to adhere the end of a mountain to the end of a valley.

9. Using a 1” circle punch, punch approximately 10 circles from heavyweight white cardstock for the backs of the rosettes.

 

10. Drop hot glue or Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue to the white circle and affix your rosette onto the circle to the desired diameter.

11. Again, using the 1” circle punch, punch approximately 10 circles in patterned cardstock for the front of the rosettes.

12. Using hot glue or Bearly Art Precision Craft glue, adhere the rosettes to the chipboard wreath circle.

 

 

13. For added dimension, place several pieces of Scotch Double Sided Foam Mounting tape to the back of the chipboard wreath circle and adhere in the blue area of the canvas.

 


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